Posts Tagged ‘Kermit Gosnell’

New data shows Pennsylvania amongst worst states on abortion rights since 2010

The Huffington Post recently conducted a survey showing the number of abortion clinics which have either closed or opened in the U.S. since “a heavy wave of legislative attacks on providers began in 2010.” Since that time—the election season of which was defined by a revolt of conservative Tea Party Republicans and swept numerous hard-lined conservatives...

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The Kermit Gosnell Case: Verdicts

On the tenth day of deliberations, a jury of Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s peers—including eight African-Americans—rejected the defense’s premise that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s case against Gosnell was a “racist, elitist prosecution.” At 2:45pm yesterday, Sheriff Jewell Williams walked into the courtroom donning a small sheriff’s star on his blazer...

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Watch PW Senior Writer Tara Murtha on HuffPost Live

Beginning at 1:30pm, Philadelphia Weekly senior writer Tara Murtha will be appearing on HuffPost Live to speak about the Kermit Gosnell case. Murtha has been covering the case since 2011, when the Grad Jury report was first released. The conservative media began pushing the canard that the “media” was not covering the Gosnell case last week. And when...

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Kermit Gosnell’s Defense: Case Is an “Elitist, Racist Prosecution”

Kermit Gosnell’s Defense: Case Is an “Elitist, Racist Prosecution”

Stickers adorning the window of 3801 Lancaster, the site of Gosnell's former clinic. (Photo by Tara Murtha) The gag order put on the case two years ago has prevented the truth from coming out about Kermit Gosnell: That’s the argument Gosnell’s lawyer Jack McMahon opened with this morning at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. Gosnell is the...

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Virginia: the Latest State to Exploit Philadelphia’s Gosnell Abortion Tragedy

While Kermit Gosnell — if convicted, one of the nation’s only known serial baby-murderers — sits in a cell awaiting trial in March, his name has been everywhere. Ever since the grand jury presentment detailing his alleged crimes of infant murder, illegal late-term abortions, drug trafficking and associated offenses was published in January of 2011, anti-choice...

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‘Back Door Ban’ on Abortion Takes Effect Today

‘Back Door Ban’ on Abortion Takes Effect Today

A law deemed a ‘Back Door Ban’ on abortion rights in Pennsylvania has partially gone into effect today. The law, formerly Senate Bill 732, requires “that clinics renovate their buildings to adhere to the architectural codes and staffing requirements of ambulatory surgical facilities,” as Philadelphia Weekly reported last fall. As of today, 14 of the state’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: Mitt Romney in Town Today, Will Be ‘Occupied’

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is in town today, raising money for and flaunting his “They want anyone but me now, sure, but you’ll see!” presidential campaign. Occupy Philly has already planned a protest outside the Rittenhouse Hotel, which is where he’ll be, at 4pm. President Obama is going to be chilling in Philly on Tuesday – that’s...

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Abortion Doctor Gosnell and Staffers will be Tried Together

Abortion Doctor Gosnell and Staffers will be Tried Together

The story of West Philly abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and his house of horrors is far from over. Judge Benjamin Lerner has ruled that the doctor and the co-defendants in the criminal trial, which mostly include his staffers, will be tried together — even if those staffers are not charged with performing illegal abortions. The judge says witnesses shouldn’t...

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PA House to Vote on Bill Aimed at Regulating Abortion

PA House to Vote on Bill Aimed at Regulating Abortion

State Sen. Vincent Hughes State Rep. Matt Baker “We’ve had enough,” the protesters chanted on the sweeping marble staircase of the Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg yesterday, and around the podium, where they chanted in chorus with the speakers. Like a wife disgusted with an unfaithful husband, or a mother who can’t take a wayward son in anymore, the protesters...

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“For Whatever Reason”: Pols To Blame Govs Rendell, Ridge For Abortion Doc Gosnell?

A hearing in Harrisburg looked into blaming the conditions surrounding Kermit Gosnell’s West Philly abortion clinic for the alleged horrors that went on there, with some believing he was able to do what he did, for as long as he did, because of protection by the state. Senator Jeff Piccola (R): When two pro-choice governors were elected, Ridge and Rendell,...

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